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PBS
Dec 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
economies due to the european downturn and cooling ties with china. another negative factor is the drop in domestic car sales because state subsidies for buyers of fuel efficient cars expired in september. for the nonmanufacturing sector the sentiment index was down by four points from the previous surv survey. looking aahead the to the next three months, major manufacturers expect a slight improvement as they hope the u.s. and chinese economies recovery. they're concerned that cooling consumer sentiment will persist. japanese shoppers are spends less, and that's got retailers depress depressed. as tremendous to try get people to spend more some may fuel a price war. >> reporter: major supermarket chains have slashed t prices over the past three months on more than 350,000 products. >> translator: customers are become increasingly price conscious. we hope discounts on daily necessities will encourage them to visit more often and boost our sales. >> reporter: furniture manufacturers are opening a 10% to 40% discount on nearly 900 items. >> translator: consumer spending in the overall eco
PBS
Dec 19, 2012 11:00pm PST
at the new leadership in china and think they will change the way china is -- >> well, there a new generation,i've met some of them. but the question -- i think they face enormous questions about their own internal political system i hope that there's a real international opportunity to nationalize their currency. instead of that being a threat it's an opportunity for london as a financial center to be the place where ewan trading takes place and, in fa the la cole o months r the first time in our history a chinese bank issues and rnb bond outside china and hong kong so that's because of a lot of hard work in the city of london and with the british government to make britain a place where this new activity takes place. it's a good example of us actually not do so powered by rolls royce engines and airbus planes. the that's a bit anglocentric but there are going to be oductsnd service which is people and theseountriesill want for the first time in their families histories and there's a real opportunity for western businesses. >> rose: the larger middle-class, the emerging nations for anybody w
PBS
Dec 30, 2012 8:30am PST
, asian cultures, whether it be japan or china or india, there the message is, you ow, "you've got to respect your parents," or, "you need to respect your god." and, you know, your parents should be thought of as the ones that are the main decision makers, at least until you are equipped and experienced enough to be able to take on that quote-unquote responsibility, right? so for example, you know, kids are not asked in india or china or japan, "what are you going to be when you grow up?" it's understood that your parents are going to help make that decision. >> hinojosa: but there's a b trust element there, right? >> yes. >> hinojosa: and trust is central. >> yes, i think so. >> hinojosa: so... >> and in fact, it's interesting you mentioned trust, and you also asked me about latin americans. when you look at employees... i did a big study with citibank employees. and we looked at... so say for example if you compare latino employees in mexico, brazil, argentina, versus asian employees, taiwan, singapore, hong kong, et cetera, versus americans, and you look at in which ndition are
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